Connecticut Paycheck Calculator

Calculate your take-home pay per paycheck for salary and hourly jobs after federal & Connecticut taxes

Updated for 2024 tax year on Apr 24, 2024

What was updated? 2024 federal/state/local income taxes, FICA, state payroll tax, federal/state standard deduction & state exemptions

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Overview of Connecticut

Connecticut has a population of over 3 million (2019) and is the third smallest state by area. Its largest industries are finance, insurance and real estate. The median household income is $74,168 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 3% to 6.99%
  • subject to Paid Family and Medical Leave (0.5%)
  • 3% tax rate phase-out and tax recapture for high-income earners
  • able to claim exemptions
Connecticut United States

Understanding your Connecticut paycheck

Understanding the various components of your Connecticut paycheck is essential to managing your finances effectively. There’s much to grasp, from federal income taxes to FICA taxes.

The Form W-4 determines the amount of federal income tax withheld from your paycheck. The information you provide on this form, including your filing status, directly impacts the amount of tax taken out. Additionally, the frequency you receive your paycheck (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) can affect your take-home pay.

Your marital status also plays a part in shaping your paycheck. If you’re married and filing jointly, you may qualify for a lower tax rate than those filing separately. Pre-tax deductions, such as contributions to a 401(k) plan or health savings account (HSA), can lower your taxable income and potentially reduce your tax burden.

In Connecticut, you’ll be subject to a state income tax levied at progressive rates. The state also has a 3% tax rate phase-out and a tax recapture mechanism, which may affect higher-income earners. Additionally, Connecticut imposes a payroll tax, which employers and employees pay, further influencing your paycheck.

While Connecticut does not have a state standard deduction, it does offer personal exemptions. These exemptions can help reduce your taxable income, potentially leading to a lower overall tax bill.

Finally, your Connecticut paycheck may include post-tax deductions, such as garnishments or charitable contributions. These deductions occur after taxes have been calculated and withheld, which means they do not impact your taxable income. However, they do reduce your overall take-home pay.

Calculate your Connecticut paycheck

Calculating your Connecticut state income tax is similar to the steps we listed on our main paycheck calculator page:

  1. Determine your gross income
    • Annual salary
      Annual salary = Gross income
    • Hourly wage
      Hourly wage × Hours worked per day × Days worked per week × Weeks worked per year = Your weekly paycheck
  2. Work out your total federal income tax
    1. Gross income adjusted
      Gross income − Pre-tax deductions = Gross income adjusted
    2. Federal taxable income
      Gross income adjusted − Federal standard/itemized deductions = Federal taxable income
    3. Federal income tax liability
      Federal taxable income × Federal income tax rate = Federal income tax liability
    4. Federal payroll tax liability
      Gross income adjusted × Federal payroll tax rate = Federal payroll tax liability
  3. Calculate your total Connecticut state income tax
    1. State taxable income
      Gross income adjusted − (State itemized deductions + State exemptions) = State taxable income
    2. State income tax liability
      State taxable income × State income tax rate = State income tax liability
    3. State payroll tax liability
      Gross income adjusted × State payroll tax rate = State payroll tax liability
  4. Figure out your net pay
    You need to account for any other deductions such as health insurance, 401(k) contribution, as well as additional withholdings.
    Gross income − (Total income tax liability + Total payroll tax liability + Total pre-tax deductions + Total post-tax deductions + Total withholdings) = Your net pay
  5. Divide your net pay by your pay frequency
    • Daily
      Your net pay / Days worked per week / Weeks worked per year = Your daily paycheck
    • Weekly
      Your net pay / 52 = Your weekly paycheck
    • Bi-weekly
      Your net pay / 26 = Your bi-weekly paycheck
    • Semi-monthly
      Your net pay / 24 = Your semi-monthly paycheck
    • Monthly
      Your net pay / 12 = Your monthly paycheck
    • Quarterly
      Your net pay / 4 = Your quarterly paycheck
    • Semi-annual
      Your net pay / 2 = Your semi-annual paycheck
    • Annual
      Your net pay = Your annual paycheck

State payroll tax

Tax year Tax name Percent of taxable wage Up to taxable wage
2024 Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) 0.50% $168,600
2023 Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) 0.50% $160,200
2022 0.50% $147,000
2021 0.50% $142,800
2020 0.50% $137,700

State income tax brackets

Each filer type has different progressive tax rates. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2024 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 – $10,000 2.00%
$10,000 – $50,000 4.50%
$50,000 – $100,000 5.50%
$100,000 – $200,000 6.00%
$200,000 – $250,000 6.50%
$250,000 – $500,000 6.90%
$500,000+ 6.99%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $20,000 2.00%
$20,000 – $100,000 4.50%
$100,000 – $200,000 5.50%
$200,000 – $400,000 6.00%
$400,000 – $500,000 6.50%
$500,000 – $1,000,000 6.90%
$1,000,000+ 6.99%
Head of Household $0 – $16,000 2.00%
$16,000 – $80,000 4.50%
$80,000 – $160,000 5.50%
$160,000 – $320,000 6.00%
$320,000 – $400,000 6.50%
$400,000 – $800,000 6.90%
$800,000+ 6.99%
2023
2022
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 – $10,000 3.00%
$10,000 – $50,000 5.00%
$50,000 – $100,000 5.50%
$100,000 – $200,000 6.00%
$200,000 – $250,000 6.50%
$250,000 – $500,000 6.90%
$500,000+ 6.99%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $20,000 3.00%
$20,000 – $100,000 5.00%
$100,000 – $200,000 5.50%
$200,000 – $400,000 6.00%
$400,000 – $500,000 6.50%
$500,000 – $1,000,000 6.90%
$1,000,000+ 6.99%
Head of Household $0 – $16,000 3.00%
$16,000 – $80,000 5.00%
$80,000 – $160,000 5.50%
$160,000 – $320,000 6.00%
$320,000 – $400,000 6.50%
$400,000 – $800,000 6.90%
$800,000+ 6.99%

3% tax rate phase-out

Higher-income earners will have their 3% tax rate phased out and replaced with the 5% tax rate. For example, if a single filer earns $60,000, the first $1000 will be taxed at 5% instead of 3%.

For more information, please refer to Connecticut’s Form CT-1040 TCS.

Tax year Filing status Connecticut Adjusted Gross Income Additional tax liability
More than Less than or equal to
2024
2023
2022
2021
2020
Single $0 $56,500 $0
$56,500 $61,500 $20
$61,500 $66,500 $40
$66,500 $71,500 $60
$71,500 $76,500 $80
$76,500 $81,500 $100
$81,500 $86,500 $120
$86,500 $91,500 $140
$91,500 $96,500 $160
$96,500 $101,500 $180
$101,500 $200
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 $100,500 $0
$100,500 $105,500 $40
$105,500 $110,500 $80
$110,500 $115,500 $120
$115,500 $120,500 $160
$120,500 $125,500 $200
$125,500 $130,500 $240
$130,500 $135,500 $280
$135,500 $140,500 $320
$140,500 $145,500 $360
$145,500 $400
Married, Filing Separately $0 $50,250 $0
$50,250 $52,750 $20
$52,750 $55,250 $40
$55,250 $57,750 $60
$57,750 $60,250 $80
$60,250 $62,750 $100
$62,750 $65,250 $120
$65,250 $67,750 $140
$67,750 $70,250 $160
$70,250 $72,750 $180
$72,750 $200
Head of Household $0 $78,500 $0
$78,500 $82,500 $32
$82,500 $86,500 $64
$86,500 $90,500 $96
$90,500 $94,500 $128
$94,500 $98,500 $160
$98,500 $102,500 $192
$102,500 $106,500 $224
$106,500 $110,500 $256
$110,500 $114,500 $288
$114,500 $320

Tax recapture

Connecticut recapture tax from high-income earners. If your state’s Adjusted Gross Income exceeds a certain amount (depending on filing status), additional tax liability exists.

Tax year Filing status Connecticut Adjusted Gross Income Additional tax liability
More than Less than or equal to
2024
2023
2022
2021
2020
Single or Married Filing Separately $0 $200,000 $0
$200,000 $205,000 $90
$205,000 $210,000 $180
$210,000 $215,000 $270
$215,000 $220,000 $360
$220,000 $225,000 $450
$225,000 $230,000 $540
$230,000 $235,000 $630
$235,000 $240,000 $720
$240,000 $245,000 $810
$245,000 $250,000 $900
$250,000 $255,000 $990
$255,000 $260,000 $1,080
$260,000 $265,000 $1,170
$265,000 $270,000 $1,260
$270,000 $275,000 $1,350
$275,000 $280,000 $1,440
$280,000 $285,000 $1,530
$285,000 $290,000 $1,620
$290,000 $295,000 $1,710
$295,000 $300,000 $1,800
$300,000 $305,000 $1,890
$305,000 $310,000 $1,980
$310,000 $315,000 $2,070
$315,000 $320,000 $2,160
$320,000 $325,000 $2,250
$325,000 $330,000 $2,340
$330,000 $335,000 $2,430
$335,000 $340,000 $2,520
$340,000 $345,000 $2,610
$345,000 $500,000 $2,700
$500,000 $505,000 $2,750
$505,000 $510,000 $2,800
$510,000 $515,000 $2,850
$515,000 $520,000 $2,900
$520,000 $525,000 $2,950
$525,000 $530,000 $3,000
$530,000 $535,000 $3,050
$535,000 $540,000 $3,100
$540,000 $3,150
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 $400,000 $0
$400,000 $410,000 $180
$410,000 $420,000 $360
$420,000 $430,000 $540
$430,000 $440,000 $720
$440,000 $450,000 $900
$450,000 $460,000 $1,080
$460,000 $470,000 $1,260
$470,000 $480,000 $1,440
$480,000 $490,000 $1,620
$490,000 $500,000 $1,800
$500,000 $510,000 $1,980
$510,000 $520,000 $2,160
$520,000 $530,000 $2,340
$530,000 $540,000 $2,520
$540,000 $550,000 $2,700
$550,000 $560,000 $2,880
$560,000 $570,000 $3,060
$570,000 $580,000 $3,240
$580,000 $590,000 $3,420
$590,000 $600,000 $3,600
$600,000 $610,000 $3,780
$610,000 $620,000 $3,960
$620,000 $630,000 $4,140
$630,000 $640,000 $4,320
$640,000 $650,000 $4,500
$650,000 $660,000 $4,680
$660,000 $670,000 $4,860
$670,000 $680,000 $5,040
$680,000 $690,000 $5,220
$690,000 $1,000,000 $5,400
$1,000,000 $1,010,000 $5,500
$1,010,000 $1,020,000 $5,600
$1,020,000 $1,030,000 $5,700
$1,030,000 $1,040,000 $5,800
$1,040,000 $1,050,000 $5,900
$1,050,000 $1,060,000 $6,000
$1,060,000 $1,070,000 $6,100
$1,070,000 $1,080,000 $6,200
$1,080,000 $6,300
Head of Household $0 $320,000 $0
$320,000 $328,000 $140
$328,000 $336,000 $280
$336,000 $344,000 $420
$344,000 $352,000 $560
$352,000 $360,000 $700
$360,000 $368,000 $840
$368,000 $376,000 $980
$376,000 $384,000 $1,120
$384,000 $392,000 $1,260
$392,000 $400,000 $1,400
$400,000 $408,000 $1,540
$408,000 $416,000 $1,680
$416,000 $424,000 $1,820
$424,000 $432,000 $1,960
$432,000 $440,000 $2,100
$440,000 $448,000 $2,240
$448,000 $456,000 $2,380
$456,000 $464,000 $2,520
$464,000 $472,000 $2,660
$472,000 $480,000 $2,800
$480,000 $488,000 $2,940
$488,000 $496,000 $3,080
$496,000 $504,000 $3,220
$504,000 $512,000 $3,360
$512,000 $520,000 $3,500
$520,000 $528,000 $3,640
$528,000 $536,000 $3,780
$536,000 $544,000 $3,920
$544,000 $552,000 $4,060
$552,000 $800,000 $4,200
$800,000 $808,000 $4,280
$808,000 $816,000 $4,360
$816,000 $824,000 $4,440
$824,000 $832,000 $4,520
$832,000 $840,000 $4,600
$840,000 $848,000 $4,680
$848,000 $856,000 $4,760
$856,000 $864,000 $4,840
$864,000 $4,920

State standard deduction

There are no state-level standard deductions.

State exemptions

There are state-level exemptions for all type of filers and dependents. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Adjusted gross income Personal exemption amount
2024
2023
2022
2021
2020
Single $0 – $30,000 $15,000
$30,001 – $31,000 $14,000
$31,001 – $32,000 $13,000
$32,001 – $33,000 $12,000
$33,001 – $34,000 $11,000
$34,001 – $35,000 $10,000
$35,001 – $36,000 $9,000
$36,001 – $37,000 $8,000
$37,001 – $38,000 $7,000
$38,001 – $39,000 $6,000
$39,001 – $40,000 $5,000
$40,001 – $41,000 $4,000
$41,001 – $42,000 $3,000
$42,001 – $43,000 $2,000
$43,001 – $44,000 $1,000
$44,001+ $0
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $48,000 $24,000
$48,001 – $49,000 $23,000
$49,001 – $50,000 $22,000
$50,001 – $51,000 $21,000
$51,001 – $52,000 $20,000
$52,001 – $53,000 $19,000
$53,001 – $54,000 $18,000
$54,001 – $55,000 $17,000
$55,001 – $56,000 $16,000
$56,001 – $57,000 $15,000
$57,001 – $58,000 $14,000
$58,001 – $59,000 $13,000
$59,001 – $60,000 $12,000
$60,001 – $61,000 $11,000
$61,001 – $62,000 $10,000
$62,001 – $63,000 $9,000
$63,001 – $64,000 $8,000
$64,001 – $65,000 $7,000
$65,001 – $66,000 $6,000
$66,001 – $67,000 $5,000
$67,001 – $68,000 $4,000
$68,001 – $69,000 $3,000
$69,001 – $70,000 $2,000
$70,001 – $71,000 $1,000
$71,001+ $0
Married, Filing Separately $0 – $24,000 $12,000
$24,001 – $25,000 $11,000
$25,001 – $26,000 $10,000
$26,001 – $27,000 $9,000
$27,001 – $28,000 $8,000
$28,001 – $29,000 $7,000
$29,001 – $30,000 $6,000
$30,001 – $31,000 $5,000
$31,001 – $32,000 $4,000
$32,001 – $33,000 $3,000
$33,001 – $34,000 $2,000
$34,001 – $35,000 $1,000
$35,001+ $0
Head of Household $0 -$38,000 $19,000
$38,001 – $39,000 $18,000
$39,001 – $40,000 $17,000
$40,001 – $41,000 $16,000
$41,001 – $42,000 $15,000
$42,001 – $43,000 $14,000
$43,001 – $44,000 $13,000
$44,001 – $45,000 $12,000
$45,001 – $46,000 $11,000
$46,001 – $47,000 $10,000
$47,001 – $48,000 $9,000
$48,001 – $49,000 $8,000
$49,001 – $50,000 $7,000
$50,001 – $51,000 $6,000
$51,001 – $52,000 $5,000
$52,001 – $53,000 $4,000
$53,001 – $54,000 $3,000
$54,001 – $55,000 $2,000
$55,001 – $56,000 $1,000
$56,001+ $0

FAQs

What taxes does Nutmegger pay?

The state-level income tax rate ranges from 3% to 6.99%, and you need to pay state-level payroll of 0.5% up to $160,200 taxable wage.

How much do you make after taxes in Connecticut?

A single filer will take-home pay $55,728.50 if he earns $74,000 per year.
A married couple with a combined annual income of $148,000 will take home $111,010 after taxes.

How much taxes will get deducted from a $74,000 paycheck in Connecticut?

The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $1205.33 monthly or $702.75 bi-weekly.